Honor Societies

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  • Beta Chi Pi

    St. Joseph’s Academy has a chapter for Beta Chi Pi, science honor society, sponsored by the Science Teachers of Missouri. In order to be inducted into the society, students must be successful in their science work at SJA and involved in science activities above and beyond those required for class work. Beta Chi Pi activities include presenting hands-on activities at area grade schools, investigating reaction kinetics and physics through lab experiments, participating in cyber-challenge internet scavenger hunts and engineering design challenges, investigating the wildlife found on the school campus, hosting guest speakers on careers and attending field trips.
  • La Sociedad honraria hispana

    The Sociedad honoraria hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish courses. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in Spanish, to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic language, culture, and studies.

    For the St. Joseph's Academy Chapter, students must have taken Spanish for at least 5 semesters, received at least a B+ in all semesters, and a 3.0 GPA.  They must also complete outside activities related to Spanish language and culture before the second semester’s end in order to maintain membership.  
  • Mandarin Chinese Honor Society

    Mandarin Chinese Honor Society celebrates Chinese history, culture and language. Members attend Chinese-centered events around the greater St. Louis area. To be a member, you must have a B+ cumulative average in Mandarin Chinese and complete all four courses of study. Honor cords are triple-knotted, deep purple, lavender, and gold.
  • Mu Alpha Theta

    Mu Alpha Theta is a national mathematics honor society. It is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, with the purpose of promoting interest and understanding of mathematics.

    The St. Joseph's Academy chapter will participate in the Missouri Mathematics League and American Scholastic Mathematic Association contests. These contests are held throughout the school year. In addition to these in-school contests, members are encouraged to participate in other contests and will be notified periodically of upcoming club events. Members will promote the understanding of mathematics, while incorporating the St. Joseph's Academy motto, "Not I, But We." A contact list of Mu Alpha Theta members will be available to freshman and sophomore students who are seeking tutors. Tutoring hours can be applied to service requirements and Mu Alpha Theta credit requirements.

    Associate Members are students at St. Joseph's Academy who are currently enrolled in Honors Algebra 2 or higher honors level mathematics courses. Full Members are seniors enrolled in Honors Algebra II, Honors Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Statistics, Calculus AB or Calculus BC. All members must maintain a “B” average both semesters. In addition, they must obtain at least 15 credits of participation during their membership. Full members meeting all requirements will be inducted at an April Induction Ceremony, at which time each inductee will be presented with a certificate of membership in the national organization and given the traditional blue cord that may be worn with graduation gowns.
     
    Membership requirements will be given to each student eligible to join Mu Alpha Theta in early September. Students wishing to join or renew membership will have to sign a contract stating they are aware of the requirements of Mu Alpha Theta. Any student not fulfilling the requirements will not receive graduation cords.
  • National Art Honor Society

    The National Art Honor Society gives art students an opportunity to become members of a distinguished group of 58,000+ outstanding art students. Members gain peer recognition, leadership growth opportunities and college and career preparation. Juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for the Rising Starts Secondary Recognition Program Award and seniors are eligible to apply for the Charles M. Robertson Memorial Scholarship and scholarships to Columbus College of Art and Design, Maryland Institute College of Art and The Art Institute. National Art Honor Society members also have the opportunity to be published in NAHS News, the semi-annual, full-color publication of the NAHS program. The NAHS Chapter aligns its goals with the core values of St. Joseph's Academy.
  • National Honor Society

    Membership in the National Honor Society is based on the national organization’s criteria of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Service to school and the community over all high school years is required. Second semester sophomores and juniors with the minimum required accumulative grade point average of 3.8 may apply for admission into NHS. NHS is highly selective and SJA is bound by all national rules and procedures.

    Students apply in February and are notified of the selection of new members in the spring of sophomore or junior year. The Induction Ceremony is held in September and is required for all new and current members. Continued membership in the NHS Chapter is based upon the student's maintaining the standards under which she was admitted as a member, including meeting school and Honor Society’s attendance requirements, all academic standards expectations, and exhibiting adherence to school rules, both in school and out in the community. Membership is an earned privilege and may be revoked at the discretion of the administration.
  • Rho Kappa

    Moderator: Mr. JP Cummings
     
    The mission of the Social Studies Honor Society is to encourage and further the Social Studies education of the community. It is an extension of the classroom within the school and reaching out into the community. Rho Kappa’s goal is to make Social Studies relevant and meaningful.
  • Societe Honoraire Francaise

    La Societe Honoraire Francaise is open to students in their third and fourth year of French study. Students apply for acceptance into the society and must complete 10-12 hours of extracurricular activities pertaining to the French language and Francophone cultures, including food, plays, sports, movies, holidays and much more. All seniors who fulfill the required academic and club requirements will receive a cord to wear at graduation.
  • Sodalicium Latinum

    Sodalicium Latinum, the Latin Honor Society, consists of students currently enrolled in an honors Latin class, who want to take their excitement for the Latin language and Roman culture beyond the classroom. The club meets twice a month to discuss and to celebrate several aspects of Roman history and culture in a more relaxed setting. Officers typically plan events related to the food, holidays and everyday life in Ancient Rome. Seniors who fulfill all academic and club requirements for two years may graduate wearing a Latin Honors Society cord.
  • The Literati of St. Joe

    Moderators: Mrs. Kelly Berry, Mrs. Katie Richardson '99, and Mr. Timothy Kohler

    St. Joseph's Academy's chapter of the National English Honor Society is called "The Literati of St. Joe." As students are inducted, they become a part of the national organization, Sigma Tau Delta, and are provided with extra-curricular activities in and out of the school setting, as well as scholarship and service opportunities. The goal of “The Literati is to create a community that loves literature and promotes reading and writing. 
    Students must meet the requirements of both the national criteria and St. Joseph's Academy's criteria in order to be eligible for induction. In order to maintain membership, students must participate in NEHS sponsored activities, literature and writing-related extracurricular activities, and attempt to become published. At graduation, they will wear royal blue and gold honors chords. “The Literati” meets on the third Wednesday of the month during 2nd lunch. 

Academic Clubs

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  • Active Citizenship/Model UN

    Moderator: Mr. Brandon Westlake

    Members of this club participate in both large group meetings with other schools, as well as political and citizenship-based activities at St. Joe. Outside of school, the Civitas organization coordinates lectures and the Model UN Program. These events usually take place on Saturday mornings (the Model UN sessions take place on a Saturday in November and a Saturday in December). At school, meetings will consist of bill writing for Model UN and activities related to helping and assisting refugees in the St. Louis area. Participants are expected to attend meetings at school, and up to three absences are allowed per semester.
  • American Chemical Society High School ChemClub

    Moderator: Dr. Rose Davidson

    SJA ChemClub members are trained in chemical demonstrations and activities to carry out at elementary schools as a part of National Chemistry Week activities. According to the American Chemical Society, “There are over 600 clubs across the United States and abroad where students participate in after-school activities, get involved in community building, learn about chemistry careers, enjoy social events, and better understand how chemistry plays a role in our everyday lives.” 
     
    More information is available here.
  • Brain Bee

    Moderator: Mrs. Katie Lodes

    Brain Bee is a club that prepares students for participation in the St. Louis Area Brain Bee (held on a Saturday afternoon in February at Washington University). The club meets monthly first semester and bi-weekly in January and early February to discuss the brain bee packet and participate in brain activities. 
  • Future Business Leaders of America

    Moderator: Ms. Megan Hackmann

    FBLA is the premier student business organization in the world. It helps students prepare for careers in business and business related fields.  Our activities include business competitions, fundraising, and speakers. 
  • JoeBotics

    Moderator: Mrs. Julie Haddock

    JoeBotics, St. Joseph’s Academy’s robotics team, was established in the 2013-2014 school year and has competed for the past five years in the FTC Robotics competition. The team designs, builds, programs, tests and takes the field with a robot for each year's competition. The team and their robot have advanced to the Missouri State Championship in four of their five years of participation and have won numerous individual and team awards.
  • Scholar Bowl

     
    St. Joseph's Academy Scholar Bowl Team is comprised of a select group of high-achieving, quick-thinking sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Student membership is based on teacher recommendations and MSHSAA eligibility. Students participate in six league competitions and tournaments in the late fall, competing with local high schools to academically challenging quiz questions covering literature, math, art, music, pop culture, history, and politics.
  • Society of Women Engineers

    Moderator: Mrs. Julie Haddock

    Our chapter of SWENext club will meet throughout the year at SJA, usually in tandem with the JoeBotics or Beta Chi Pi meetings. There are no dues and meeting attendance is not mandatory.

    SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student. The club will provide information about opportunities such as summer programs, scholarships and internships to members. Benefits of joining include: 

    • Up-to-date information about outreach events (camps, competitions, etc.)
    • A catalog of available scholarships for engineering schools offered by SWE and partner organizations and tips on applying for scholarships and internships
    • The opportunity to participate in quarterly webinars, where engineers from various disciplines discuss the work they do and resources that can help students to learn more about careers in engineering.
    • The opportunity to participate in the SWENext Council, where students can take on leadership roles to influence the direction of the program.
  • Spanish Club

    Moderator: Mrs. Jenny Riggins

    Spanish Club is an opportunity to learn more about Hispanic cultures, including holidays, celebrations, customs, music, dance, food and much more. The goal is to help students understand and even partake in different aspects of cultures in order to gain a better understanding and appreciation for different cultures. It is open to students of all levels, no matter the language they have selected.

  • Speech Team

    The St. Joseph’s Academy Speech Team will provide students an opportunity to compete with other Catholic High Schools in the St. Louis area in the Christian Interscholastic Speech League. We will participate in various events during the year.

    All members will choose and prepare a memorized selection for one or more of the interpretive events, such as dramatic interpretation, humorous interpretation, duo, or storytelling. Other events include, extemporaneous speaking, Original Oratory, radio broadcasting, poetry reading, and prose reading.
     
    We must have an entry in each of the above categories before sending additional contestants. If we fill all categories we can have up to 5 more entries for a total of 13. Duet Acting counts as one entry even though two students are involved. That makes a total of 15 students per event.
  • Youth and Government

    Moderator: Mrs. Ally Landherr

    Youth and Government is a student-run, hands-on simulation of Missouri state government. As legislators and attorneys, they carry out the law-making process. The highlight of the program is the three-day State Convention held in Jefferson City in early November. At this convention, legislators meet in the Capitol to debate legislation while attorneys argue their cases before student judges and participate in a moot trial competition. Campaigns and elections for student officers complete the political experience of the convention. 

    The club is open to all students, freshmen through seniors. We are limited to 50 participants at the State Convention and for this reason require interested students to complete an application and short essay concerning their interest in participating in YAG.

    What does it cost?
    Approximately $315.00 covers club dues, convention fees, transportation and meal costs. Scholarships are available through Missouri YMCA Youth and Government.

    When does the club meet?
    In the fall, the St. Joe delegation meets every Wednesday morning. These meetings are vital to our success since they provide participants with the chance to learn and practice the legislative process, trial procedures and media techniques.

    Click here to see the results of the 2017 Convention.

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Campus Ministry Clubs

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  • Angel Outreach

    Moderator: Ms. Jamie Steinhart

    Officers of this club share responsibilities for all activities.
     
    St. Joe Serves on the Second
    Volunteers are needed on the second day of each month, all year long, to serve at the Sts. Peter and Paul Soup Kitchen. Meals are served to about 150 guests – the menu varies and often, parents supply an ingredient such as sloppy joe mixture or a cheesy potato casserole, etc. The entire St. Joe community can participate – there is lots of space and lots to do! Volunteers can provide food, assist in cooking, or serve the "Dear Neighbor" food and beverages. When the second of the month falls on a Monday – Friday, volunteers are needed from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., and when the second falls on a Saturday or Sunday, volunteers are needed from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
     
    Sts. Peter and Paul Soup Kitchen (814 Allen, 63104, one block west of Sts. Peter and Paul Church – parking lot is inside a cyclone fence, volunteers enter through a door marked Kitchen).
  • Angels in Prayer

    Moderator: Ms. Anna Hotop 

    Angels in Prayer meets once a week in either the Campus Ministry room or the Chapel. Everyone is always welcome! Every Friday is different and we frequently host guest speakers. A lot of the meetings so far have been talks, but soon there will be more, such as silent and sung Adoration, Reconciliation and Mass.

    The basic format of a meeting is: A talk is given (by either a guest speaker or a SJA Angel), a song is played with a reflection of the talk given, then we have discussion, and then end in prayer! The ultimate goal of this group is by the end of the year, each SJA Angel will know how they best communicate with God.
  • Campus Ministry Team

    Moderator: Ms. Anna Hotop

    Faith is an integral part of the St. Joseph’s Academy community. The Campus Ministry Team (CMT) exists to help students, faculty and staff grow in their commitment to living their faith by serving the spiritual needs of the SJA community. CMT officers and representatives work closely with the campus ministers to assist with retreats, liturgies, service opportunities, etc.  CMT participates in weekly meetings and shares the information discussed with their homeroom so that all at the Academy have the opportunity to get involved with SJA's Campus Ministry program.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    Moderator: Mrs. Jen Bisch '92

    This club meets every other month at school for activities, food and prayer. FCA also meets 3 to 4 times a year with other FCA school groups in St. Louis. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is the largest Christian sports organization in America and focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
  • Friends of Wings

    Moderator: Mrs. Jen Bisch '92

    Friends of Wings funds programs and services that support every moment of the hospice journey and celebrate the love that will never end. Programs are designed to provide moments of normalcy and joy, nurture healing, preserve memories and connect people with others sharing a similar experience – an experience that for most will be the most challenging of their lives. By making these programs possible, Friends of Wings is privileged to have impacted positively the journey for thousands of individuals across the St. Louis region.

  • Pax Christi

    According to the national Pax Christi organization, grounded in the Gospel and Catholic social teaching, Pax Christi is an organization that rejects war, preparation for war, every form of violence and domination, and personal and systemic racism while lifting up the marginalized of our society both locally and globally. Pax Christi is a Catholic peace and justice movement that seeks to model the peace of Christ in our witness to the call of the Gospel. 
  • Respect Life Club


    Promotes the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.

    The organization focuses on three pillars - education, operations, and activities - with the hopes of increasing in club members’ awareness, knowledge, and activism related to the protection of all life. The Respect Life Club regularly participates in activities sponsored by Generation Life, coordinates their own education and service events at school, and also supports local agencies, such as maternity homes. 
  • VISION Club

    Moderator: Ms. Elizabeth Kelley

    Harvard College VISION tackles global health issues focused exclusively on optical needs by raising awareness, alleviating preventable blindness, and educating youth. VISION chapters engage in impactful social change in their community by implementing projects within their communities, raising funds to support optical needs, and learning skills to make them effective leaders for the future.

Student Outreach

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  • Class Officers

    Moderators: Ms. Hannah Decker, Mrs. Kelly Berry, and Mrs. Leigh LaMonica

    Freshman    
    Freshman Class Officers are in charge of promoting school spirit among the freshman class, relaying important class business to homeroom, taking care of the freshman birthday calendar, taking minutes at meetings, handling all correspondence (thank you notes, get well cards, etc.), collecting class dues and keeping accurate records. The Freshman Class Office team also plans freshman Mission Week activities, serves refreshments at the sophomore class dance and occasionally orchestrates a class-wide fundraiser at the end of the year.
     
    Sophomore 
    Sophomore Class Officers are in charge of promoting school spirit among the sophomore class, relaying important class business to homerooms, taking care of the sophomore birthday calendar, and attending weekly planning meetings. The Sophomore Class Office team also plans sophomore Mission Week activities, theme and activities for the sophomore class dance, matches and coordinates freshman/sophomore sister mentor program activities and designs ring boxes for the junior ring ceremony.

    Junior             
    Junior Class Officers represent five girls who are voted into office by members of their class to provide leadership, promote school spirit and organize events held during junior year. Each of the five officers is assigned to one of five homerooms to relay important class information or gather needed information from the class. Junior Officers meet once a week on Tuesdays before school and provide guidance and planning for Mission Week events, the Junior Ring ceremony and Junior Ring Mass.

    Senior              
    Senior Class Officers organize and plan various events and activities for the senior class and are responsible for the communication of these events to their class. During Mission Week the Senior Officers lead the middle school trivia night, Music for the Missions benefit concert, clothing designs and food sales. Throughout the year, the Senior Class Officers help their class receive senior privileges, organize the senior t-shirts, and help organize events such as the Senior Appreciation Day, Mother Senior Mass and Lunch and SJA Graduation. Class Officers must be organized, motivated, self-driven, and work well in a team. Senior Class Officers are voted on in May for the following year and anyone in good standing at the Academy may run for class office.

  • SJA Ambassador Society

    Moderator: Mrs. Cori Sallaberry '96

    The SJA Ambassador Society is one way our students can foster their leadership skills. The club is comprised of a small group of enthusiastic sophomores, juniors and seniors who are dedicated to the positive promotion of St. Joseph’s Academy.  These young women have the unique opportunity to develop and receive training in communication, public relations, marketing and interpersonal skills. 

    There are several leadership roles within the Ambassador Society for which students can apply, including: tour guides, greeters for on-campus events, SJA representatives at off-campus recruitment events, student leaders for on-campus recruitment events, high school night greeters, presenters, and Open House managers.

    Learn more here.
  • STUCO

    The mission of Student Council is to provide an atmosphere of unity and community within the entire school that encourages all students, faculty, and staff members to become active participants.

    STUCO activities include:
    • Welcome Week
    • St. Joe Day
    • Fall Ball
    • Christmas Day of Cheer
    • Chris-Mix
    • Father-Daughter Dance
    • Blood Drive
    • Fun-der-wear
    • Candygrams for Valentine’s Day
    • St. Patrick’s Day
    • Fat Tuesday event
    • Faculty appreciation
    • Prom set up
    • All School End-of-Year Celebration
    • Little Sister Program events throughout year
  • Student Alumnae Association

    Moderator: Mrs. Carrie Wenberg

    The Student Alumnae Association (SAA) is a student volunteer group working with the SJA Alumnae Association Council. The purpose of SAA is to create awareness with current students about what it means to be an alumna of the Academy through connections with alumnae, education and encouragement of student philanthropy and lifelong loyalty to St. Joseph’s Academy.

Student Life Clubs

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  • Angel Food Cake

    Moderator: Mrs. Amy Madej ‘99

    The Angel Food Cake Club, a healthy eating club, was created not only to share fun recipes and enjoy the bonding that creating food provides, but to also inform teenage girls, who are the prime prey of the diet culture and very prone to eating disorders and negative body image, of how empowering a balanced healthy lifestyle can be in our day-to-day lives. This club will teach basic cooking and baking methods to soon-to-be college students, who often are not informed on how to prepare healthy, nutritious, and most importantly, delicious meals for themselves. This club will also offer many tips and tricks to creating delicious healthy food, while simultaneously promoting body acceptance and posing an alternative to yo-yo dieting and negative body image which statistically affects 50% of teenage girls. The Angel Food Cake Club promotes an emphasis on making healthy food choices because of the way it makes you feel, not to look a certain way, and also accepting the times when you want to indulge and learning ways to create your favorite meals or foods that the diet culture says you have to avoid, using nutritious and delectable ingredients.

  • Art Club

    The art club is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We meet twice a month to work on different projects throughout the year, and provide service around school and in the community. Art Club helps foster the creative spirit, helps students find their creative voice, and is an outlet for self-expression. Art Club aligns their goals with the core values of St. Joseph's Academy. 
  • Billiken BEAMS Bridge Building Club

    Moderator: Mr. Bud Stein

    St. Joe participates in the St. Louis University Billiken BEAMS Bridge Building Competition. During the past school year, St. Joe sent seven teams to the competition. Each team, consisting of two or three members, was tasked with designing, building and testing a model bridge made out of balsawood and according to a set of design specifications set out by the Civil Engineering Department at SLU. This school year will be the 8th year St. Joe will be competing in the contest.
  • Bocce Ball Team

    This casual and fun club meets at the Italia-American Bocce Club on the Hill on Thursdays after school for approximately 8 weeks in the fall, beginning mid-September. (If you play a fall sport, you will not be able to join Bocce Club) Students from all grades are welcome to join and previous experience is not necessary!

    Depending on membership, we will have up to three teams of four compete in the High School League. Teams from area boys and girls high schools compete. Although attendance is not mandatory, if you join, you will be scheduled and expected to attend most contests. You will need transportation to and from the Italia-American Bocce Club at 2210 Marconi Ave, St. Louis, MO.
  • Club Sandwich

    Moderator:  Mr. Bud Stein

    Club Sandwich is a club in which everyone at the school is automatically a member. The Club works like this: for $5 per month, members choose from a variety of sandwiches from a different local sandwich shop each month. The sandwiches are delivered on the meeting date and members enjoy them together in the Commons. For $5, the member gets a 5 inch sandwich, chips, a dessert and a drink. Participation is on a voluntary basis each month. 
  • Constantly Risking Absurdity

    Moderator: Ms. Amy Summers

    The SJA Literary Magazine, "Constantly Risking Absurdity," is a student-run magazine comprised of student fiction, poetry, essays, as well as student-produced art in various formats, such as paintings, drawings, and photographs. "Constantly Risking Abusurdity" is published annually in the spring.

    How can I get involved with the magazine?
    • Submit original writings or art to be published in the magazine. 
    • Apply to participate on the literary magazine editorial committee. This committee selects, edits, and prepares the magazine for printing.
     
  • Cup of Joe

    Moderator: Ms. Meghan Hackmann

    Our Entrepreneurial Program was activated with the opening of Cup of Joe. The student-run coffee shop provides our girls with the knowledge to run a business through innovative leadership. 

    The students will be a part of the Future Business Leaders of America club to further propel their business education and hands-on experiences. As profits are realized, the girls will "serve the Dear Neighbor" by making donations to Respect Life, St. Joe Scholarships, and other various organizations. 

    Learn more about Cup of Joe here.
  • Diversity Club

    Moderator: Ms. Ann Hammer

    Mission Statement:
    A group of values-driven women leaders dedicated to nurturing a welcoming community by spreading awareness of the diversity in our world throughout St. Joseph’s Academy.
     
    As Diversity Club members, we provide the SJA community the opportunity to grow in awareness of, and respect for "the Dear Neighbor" who may be of another culture, ethnicity, race, age, socioeconomic circumstance, faith, gender, and /or sexual identity. We invite all to recognize the truth of each other’s lived experiences and even to be sure to represent and include people’s experiences who might not be members of our community. We assist in planning and participating in various diversity awareness raising events and dialogue opportunities throughout the school year within our SJA community and with local high schools. These opportunities and conversations develop us as leaders and prepare us to engage in the global world.
  • Earth Angels

    Moderator: Mrs. Katie Lodes

    Earth Angels is St. Joe’s environmental club. Our mission is to bring awareness and action to environmental issues in both our St. Joe community as well as the global stage.

    They sponsor a plant sale every spring to encourage gardening. Earth Angels also participate in the Trex Recycling contest to reduce plastic films in our landfills. Each year, officers and club members work together to decide what projects they want to pursue. Past activities included participating in the Green Schools Quest and winning 2nd place in the high school division, partnering up with Spanish Honor Society and Pax Christi to raise awareness and funds for our sister school in Puerto Rico and bringing in environmental speakers.
  • Echo

    This Yearbook Club is open to all classes. There are three levels of membership. Staffers volunteer to take pictures of events (sports games, dances, club pictures, etc.) a couple times a semester. Section Editors place pictures on the pages, as well as write captions. The Chief Editor is in charge of picking the theme, layout, and fonts of the book.  

    Staffers meet about once a month. Section Editors meet about every 3-4 weeks on top of staff meetings. Chief Editors meet weekly.
  • Epsilon Beta

    Epsilon Beta is a club for students interested in the library. Its official name is Episcpoi Tes Bibliothekes or “Keepers of the Library.” This book club meets after school once a month. Book selections are based on student choice and are often from various award lists. It is open to all students and faculty.
  • Harry Potter and BBC Club

    Moderator: Mr. Timothy Kohler 
        
    Mission Statement:
    It is our endeavor to share our love of all things that fit into the realm of fantasy and science fiction. We will pursue knowledge of these genres in television, books, art, gaming, costuming, cinema, and other media. We will share our knowledge and passion with others, while being open-minded about new and unfamiliar “fandoms.” Harry Potter and British Humour Club is an open atmosphere that accepts, and encourages all things different.

    At Harry Potter and British Humour Club meetings, we participate in fun activities, make new friends, and share our love of all things fantasy and science fiction. At the beginning of the semester, we branch off into subgroups, like the Houses in the Harry Potter series, and plan weekly events. Some events include watching movies and television shows, such as Star Wars and Dr. Who, creating crafts, such as Dr. Who’s Sonic Screwdriver, playing trivia, and much more! Our goal is to plan events, at least two, in which we spread our interests to the SJA community. All the while, we eat snacks, drink tea, share our enjoyment of sci-fi and fantasy and enjoy each other’s company!

    The club meets weekly after school.
  • HERstory

    Moderator: Mrs. Diane Everitt '82

    HERstory is a club in which the history of women is incorporated into St. Joseph’s Academy girls’ lives, meaning “Her” the St. Joe student, and her “story” of how she is all around an inspired, motivated and intelligent young woman. The goal of HERstory club is to educate young girls about the inspirational women who have come before them, while encouraging them to incorporate the ideals these women have displayed into their everyday lives at St. Joe in the near future. HERstory club will meet once a month to learn about women who have amazing, inspirational stories and have discussions based on topics brought forth by club members. We will also hear stories from guest speakers. In addition, we’ll be working with the Safe Connections Women’s Shelter for fundraisers, drives and volunteering.

  • Photography Club

    Moderator: Mrs. Katie Schaefer

    The Photography Club is open to all students. Students will need a camera to participate, ANY camera, even your smartphone camera will work. Members of Photo Club will participate in photo challenges, learn and share photography and editing tips and tricks, experiment with new photo equipment, and discover famous photographers past and present. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month during 1st and 2nd lunch. There will also be opportunities to participate in this club virtually. An additional meeting for officers takes place on the first Friday morning of the month.
  • Rocket Club

    Moderator: Mr. Bud Stein

    The St. Joe Rocket Club was formed in the fall of 2004 in order to compete in the yearly, nationwide Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) contest involving 700 teams from around the country. Each year, TARC challenges each team to design, build and test fly a model rocket according to a different set of specifications and rules. If a team qualifies as one of the top 1,000 performing teams in the United States, the team is invited to participate in a final fly-off against the other qualifying teams in May at Great Meadows, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. Any St. Joe student can be a member of Rocket Club.
  • Spirit Club

     
    The purpose of Spirit Club is to promote school spirit at events throughout the year. The club will be run by volunteers from all four classes. Students will have the opportunity to sign up to help with events, share and try out new ideas, lead cheers and promote spirit in many ways. Spirit Club does not have official meetings, but the volunteers will meet as needed to promote and execute planned events. Everyone in the school is considered part of Spirit Club and anyone can get involved as much or as little as she likes. Enthusiasm, follow through and a positive attitude are required!
  • SJA Writes!

    SJA Writes! is a writing club for students who have a passion for writing to network, share, and grow in their writing. Members respond to creative and analytical prompts in their Reader-Writer's notebooks and are encouraged to read an excerpt of their writing out loud in the club. Students also work to become published writers through writing contests and participation in the SJA Literary Magazine. Our goal is to nurture and celebrate their love of writing.
  • St. Joe TV

    Moderator: Ms. Amy Summers

    St. Joe TV is a video news-styled club that makes a recap of the month. St. Joe TV was created with the intent to make video memories of the school year and to act as a promotion for the school as all episodes are posted online. Members meet weekly to brainstorm ideas for the following month's episode and to edit the pieces together. Episodes are shown during Community Time and uploaded on the school's newspaper website, The Voice.
  • The Voice

    Moderator: Ms. Amy Summers

    The Voice, founded in 1983, is the student newspaper of St. Joseph’s Academy. In 2017, it transitioned to a digital medium with a print news magazine four times per year. The digital version is available to be viewed by the public and news magazines will be distributed at school to all students, administration, faculty, staff, parents and alumnae who pick up copies.

    The Voice functions as a club, with meetings during and after the school day. All students are welcome to join the staff as a writer or a photographer. Staff members are required to attend a general information and training meeting at the beginning of the school year. After that, staff members meet once every two weeks to receive an assignment. Other assignments will be available throughout the month. After receiving her assignment, the staff member will be given a deadline of having an assignment completed. On average, an article involves about three hours of work and includes interviewing, collecting information through research and writing the article. A photography assignment may involve shooting on campus or off campus subjects using one of The Voice's digital cameras.

    Click here for more information.
  • World Wide Technology Hackathon Team

    Moderator: Dr. Rose Davidson

    This team will design and create an app that solves a problem in our community. The team will present their app in the Hackathon sponsored by World Wide Technology, competing for recognition and prize money for the school. This team is driven by student interest and is open to all students.
St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.

St. Joseph's Academy

2307 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-394-4300
Fax: 314-965-9114
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